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your opinions on hood tach...

here's what i am working on, was wondering if a hood tach mounted over the middle of drivers side would be too much in your opinion? I can get a non working unit for dirt cheap.
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here's what i am working on, was wondering if a hood tach mounted over the middle of drivers side would be too much in your opinion? I can get a non working unit for dirt cheap.
I like what you're doing, and I think the diver-side tach is a cool idea. Can you make it look "right" and still be visible without the steering wheel rim getting in the way?

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am picking up non working unit next week, yes as i sit it would be just above wheel hump directly above turn signal indicator, hate the tach down over console, and i do not want to tear my dash apart to replace a pod (seems like a ton of work). also i have an "original" pad all ready done so if i use harnesses on gauges i could swap it out in a few minutes. plan on wrapping it all in thin pad and "pleather" so i should be able to just mold the hump in, nothing compared to the pods (pics on photobucket).

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Might look cool....why not put it out on the hood?



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I like what your doing.
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LMFAO Eric, don't tempt(est) me, I was looking at twin turbos last night, how many boost, fuel/air gauges can we fit in that. Certainly hope i don't need an altimeter, now on that beast your building you might, as i am sure if you can get it to hook it will lift the front end up. I picked up an original 68' hood tach today for 25.00, i'll post mock up when i get it in.
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Sounds good...post some pics!



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I think it could look cool, but as someone else said, why not put it on the hood. I love hood tachs.

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I think it could look cool, but as someone else said, why not put it on the hood. I love hood tachs.
I've hear'ed that it's very unusual to find a car with a working hood tach because the vibration tended to kill them. I agree they look cool, but I'd rather have one that worked


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